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Gus Dudgeon Foundation’s training with Beatles’ man

Students from JAMES accredited courses to learn about recording

The Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES have announced that their summer course will take place from 11-15 July at Leeds Beckett University.

This year sees producer Mark Hutchinson tutor 12 top-graduating students from JAMES accredited music technology and production courses through five days of recording on both analogue and digital systems.

Ken Scott, known for his work with The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Supertramp will be dropping in during the week and will award the student prize at the end of the course.

Students will come from a range of universities, including De Montfort Leicester, Abertay, Huddersfield, Hertfordshire, Anglia Ruskin, Lincoln, New Bucks, University of South Wales, Derby, LIPA, Leeds Beckett and University of Central Lancashire.

Dr Steve Parker, principal lecturer in Music Technology and Production at Leeds Beckett said the course would allow students to meet and network with those from the other JAMES accredited courses.

“Getting to work with some of their peers from other HE institutions and professional practitioners adds to their skills and knowledge and enables them to continue to work over the summer in a creative environment. Having Ken Scott host this year’s course will give them an unique insight into how Gus worked and the opportunity to listen to some of his original multi-track recordings,” he said.

Third year Leeds Becket student Catherine O’Neill is the recording artist who will be performing the song she wrote as part of her final year project.

O’Neill said: “I have been gigging around Leeds as a singer songwriter throughout 2015 and played at Fort Fest in Hertfordshire and Live at Leeds 2016 at The Faversham patio. I’m currently preparing for the Reading and Leeds Future sound competition that is taking place on the 3rd of July at The Wardrobe in Leeds and very much looking forward to the GDF/JAMES week.”

Sponsors for the event are supplying a selection of equipment for use on the recording.

Unity Audioare providing Unity Rock nearfield monitors, Source Distribution are supplying API the Box console, API Lunch Box and Genelec 8351 monitors, while Solid State Logic are donating a full set of SSL plug-ins for the student of the week prize.